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Brave Partners with K-Pop’s BTS to Release Browser Exclusive to Japan

[ad_1] Cryptocurrency-powered web browser Brave is partnering with the Korean pop group BTS and Rush Gaming to provide a limited edition release of its browser for residents of Japan. Japan’s Nikkei newspaper reported on June 5 that the Brave Browser and BTS — AKA the Bangtan Boys — have developed a browser exclusively for users in Japan. This is the first known collaboration between a privacy-based browser like Brave and a
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Bitcoin Is About to See a Crucial Breakout: 3 Factors Show Upside Is Likely

[ad_1] It may seem like Bitcoin has seen intense volatility over the past two weeks, and that’s true. In the past week alone there was approximately $250 million worth of position liquidations on BitMEX alone, data from crypto derivatives platform Skew.com shows. And in the entire cryptocurrency market, there were likely hundreds of millions more. Yet from a macro perspective, this has been all but consolidation. Brave New Coin’s Josh
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$15 Million Wiped Out on BitMEX as Bitcoin Prints $400 “Darth Maul” Candle

[ad_1] Bitcoin has seen quite the bout of volatility over the past hour or so. After trading at $9,700 for most of Monday, the cryptocurrency suddenly surged as high as $9,900 on the influx of a buying volume. But once it hit $9,900 the trend quickly reversed, with the asset plunging nearly $400 in 10 minutes. Bitcoin price chart from TradingView.com. The so-called “Darth Maul” candle is depicted on the
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Japanese Home Builder Using Blockchain to Simplify Rental Contracts

[ad_1] In Japan, one of the biggest home builders is making preparations for its contracts on certain rental homes to go on the blockchain.According to an announcement posted to the company’s website on June 8, Sekisui House said that it would use blockchain for rental housing contracts, including covering electricity and gas. The measures will be implemented before March 2021.Users staying in “Shamaison” rental homes will be able to register
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Poloniex, Bittrex Named in Lawsuit Involving the Alleged Tether-Fueled Crypto Pump

[ad_1] On April 3, the cryptocurrency community learned about 11 class-action lawsuits against various executives and digital asset companies. The law firm that filed the lawsuits is also involved with a class-action against Tether and Bitfinex for allegedly manipulating the price of bitcoin. On June 4, the plaintiffs and the litigation firm, Roche Cyrulnik Freedman added the trading platforms Bittrex and Poloniex to the defendant list. Plaintiffs Pinchas Goldshtein, Benjamin
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BitMEX Open Interest Collapses Following $25m Bitcoin Liquidation Spree; What This Means

[ad_1] Bitcoin’s recent volatility has led open interest on trading platforms like BitMEX to plummet This has come about amidst a bout of choppy price action, which has led to a massive amount of position liquidations amongst margin traders It is possible that these liquidations are causing more and more traders to move to the sidelines This could lessen BTC’s day-to-day volatility and help it push past $10,000 Bitcoin has
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Alchemy Pushes Real-Time Crypto Notifications to Your Device

[ad_1] One of the time-honored traditions in the crypto community may be on the verge of becoming obsolete. Alchemy, a blockchain development platform, is going live with Alchemy Notify — a push notification for developers that could signify an end to repeatedly refreshing your favorite block explorer while waiting for a transaction confirmation.The crypto user-experience is one of the most derided aspects of the industry, with critics claiming that the
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Former KFC Employee Built a Crypto Drug Empire, Lost It All Today

[ad_1] The Leicester Crown Court ordered the seizure of over £1.8 million ($2.29 million) on June 8 from a UK individual who operated a multi-billion crypto drug empire from the attic of his home.According to the Harborough Mail, Paul Johnson, 32, a former KFC employee, ran a darknet marketplace from his semi-detached house in Leicestershire. Johnson was also sentenced to eight years in prison in February.Illegal operations hidden behind a
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Ransomware Gang Strikes Again with More Auctions Listing Stolen Data

[ad_1] Ransomware group REvil has started another auction on the dark web listing sensitive data stolen from two US-based law firms.The listing appeared June 6 through REvil’s official blog on the darknet, where bidders look to acquire 50GB of data from Fraser Wheeler & Courtney LLP and 1.2TB of data from the database of Vierra Magen Marcus LLP.Source: Brett Callow of EmsisoftInformation auctioned includes client information, internal documentation of the
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100M XRP Unlocks from Ripple’s Escrow Wallet, Compounding Technical Weakness

[ad_1] XRP has been caught within a long-held bout of consolidation around $0.20, struggling to garner momentum in either direction Although the lack of a consistent USD downtrend may be welcomed by its embattled investors, the cryptocurrency has been flashing some signs of overt weakness as of late One such sign would be the losses it has posted against BTC over the past several weeks Another 100 million tokens were